On Sundays we usually eat out for lunch after church. Today we went to a local restaurant that is known for their fried chicken and country cooking. We haven't been there for a long time so it was a nice change from our usual Mexican or chain restaurants. Being there brought back a memory from about 25 years ago.
We were a young married couple and I was very pregnant. My husband was not well and I guess it showed -- this was when he was having many problems from the muscle disease. We went to eat at this same restaurant after church that Sunday and when we finished eating I started looking for money in my purse and was fearful that I didn't have enough to pay for it, then I realized I did have just barely enough. But when the waitress came back to our table she didn't have a bill for us. She told us that someone else who was eating there that day had seen us and wanted to pay for our meal anonymously. Wow! We just couldn't believe that someone who didn't even know us would just pick us out of a crowd and pay for our meal. It was really a great blessing. Our meal was provided for us at just a time when we needed it most.
Isn't this what Jesus has done for us? He does know us, each of us, and he has paid the price that we owe for our sins. Our bill has been paid because God loved us so much that he sent his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. We are able to spend eternity in heaven because of this gift of love if we believe.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:33-34
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